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Technically Philly story: These 7 Girl Develop It alumnae now work for Philly tech firms

From: Yasmine M.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 12:56 PM

Our overall mission at Girl Develop It is to lessen the gender gap in IT by providing affordable and accessible programs to women. Technically Philly ran a story today on 7 members who now work for Philly tech firms thanks to our organization. We want to feature these women as well and celebrate their success. Congratulations to all of you!

  • LeeAnn Kinney, who was previously an administrative assistant and now is a front end developer for Bayada Home Health Services in Old City
  • Lisa Yoder, who worked as an editor and proofreader and now works as a junior front end developer for Urban Outfitters
  • Ashley Chapokas, who was an administrative assistant at video distribution network Poptent and now a web developer at Conshohocken ecommerce optimization company Monetate
  • Alexandra Hoefinger, who was a web content administrator and grant writer for a homeless services nonprofit, then an apprentice at South Philly web dev firm P’unk Ave and now a junior front end web developer atUrban Outfitters
  • Anne Maiale, who was a data analyst for a higher education facilities management firm and now a Javascript developer at Monetate
  • Jana Veliskova, who worked in IT support for Penn‘s medical school, took an internship with AWeber‘s Jessica Ivins (whom she met in part due to GirlDevelopIt) and is now a front-end developer at Weblinc


Did you switch jobs because of our classes? We'd love to feature you as well. Email us at [address removed] and share your story.

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